Wall street raider is now played by users in over 90 countries, ranging from Sharjah to Vietnam to Cyprus to Paraguay to Greenland to Namibia to Barbados to Slovenia to the Sultanate of Brunei and beyond. It is widely recognized as the ultimate in sophisticated financial simulations, a corporate takeover and stock market game and simulation, in which players strive to build their corporate empires by fair means or foul, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of the SEC, IRS, Justice Department, EPA, Congress, powerful unions, corrupt governments, and no end of ruthless competitors - not to mention various manmade and natural calamaties and economic disasters.
In this highly realistic simulation, 1 to 5 players (including the computer, if you choose) compete to amass fortunes by investing in, or taking over and managing, any of up to 1590 companies in 70 industry groups. Once you acquire control of a company, you and your company will use all the tricks of the trade of real Wall Street corporate raiders ("Wolves of Wall Street") to expand your empire and net worth, including:
... and much more, in the quest for the Almighty Dollar. The individual player can engage in risky (but sometimes lucrative) activities for his or her own account, such as short selling of stocks, and players or companies can engage in buying and shorting put and call options and commodity futures on crude oil, gold, silver, wheat, and corn, or can gamble with massive leverage on interest rate swaps (derivatives contracts). Although the U.S. dollar is the default, players also are able to instantly configure the simulation for any one of 22 other currencies, before starting a new game.
And, of course, you'll have ample "ethical choices" thrust upon you from time to time, where you will have to choose between playing ethically, or (possibly) winding up in serious legal or financial trouble if you decide to "Go for the gold," rather than "do the right thing."
All your investment research and financial wheeling and dealing occur against the backdrop of a constantly shifting economic and political environment in which you and all the companies and industries in Wall Street Raider must operate and try to cope. The main screen is your Trading Desk, on which you can always see a nonstop "live" stock ticker tape, a scrolling financial news tape, flickering, constantly updating stock prices on your "streaming quotes" list of 15 stocks, as well as frequently changing spot prices for each of 5 commodities and the (tradeable) Stock Index, plus the current GDP growth rate of the economy and various interest rates (long- and short-term government bond yields and the Prime Rate). One section of the Trading Desk also shows your personal financial balance sheet, so you can see your personal net worth and available bank line of credit (if any) fluctuating second by second.
This software is not reviewed yet.
Highly realistic simulation lets you learn while you have fun trading stocks and bonds. Try to build a $100,000 inheritance into a retirement fund and, along the way, qualify to also do short sales and trade put and call options and commodity futures